James Webb Space Telescope gets to the heart of a smoking starburst galaxy (images)

James Webb Space Telescope gets to the heart of a smoking starburst galaxy (images)

The "Cigar Galaxy" Messier 82 is ablaze with intense star formation, and the JWST's infrared capabilities are getting to its very core. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has zoomed in to the heart of the Cigar Galaxy, a region of space that is ablaze with an explosive bout of star-birth. This starburst galaxy, also known as Messier 82 (M82), has a compact but turbulent environment at its core that could give scientists a clearer picture of how stars are …